Deputy County Counsel III

$10,084 - $13,773 monthly
  • Office of the County Counsel
  • Hybrid (Salinas, CA, USA)
  • Apr 09, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Monterey County Office of the County Counsel seeks a highly motivated Deputy County Counsel III professional with a desire to defend and advise the County in a variety of complex legal matters. The Deputy County Counsel III, under direction, conducts litigation and performs varied complex civil legal work involved in the provision of legal counsel for County officials, agents, departments, and special districts; and performs responsible professional and administrative legal advisory work for various County government officials, department heads and employees.

  • Conducts discovery, examines and interprets evidence and prosecutes on behalf of or defends the County, its officers and employees in the more complex and important civil cases.
  • Confers and advises district officers, department heads and employees on complex legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, jurisdictions, functions, procedures and operations.
  • Prepares legal briefs; drafts contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal instruments.
  • Handles pretrial and settlement conferences; prepares briefs and pleadings in both trial court and appellate matters; dictates legal briefs and correspondence.
  • Attends meetings of boards and commissions as requested and gives both oral and written legal advice and counsel. 
  • Studies and interprets laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities.